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September 11, 2019

Slavery may seem like something that happened in the past, but for millions of people around the world — including here in the United States — it is a present-day reality.  Human trafficking is a $150 billion industry that enslaves an average of 21 million people each...

January 16, 2019

 January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, a time for all of us to take steps to end these problems in our communities.  We can do this through raising awareness, as well as learning the signs of trafficking so that we can take action should w...

December 19, 2018

In recent weeks, the case of Cyntoia Brown made national news once again after the Tennessee Supreme Court denied a challenge to her life sentence.  Cyntoia was sentenced to life in prison in 2006 after being convicted for the 2004 murder of Johnny Mitchell Allen.  At...

May 1, 2017

Across the world, 45.8 million children, women and men live as slaves.  The United States is one of the top three destination points for victims of human trafficking, with victims being forced into industries such as commercial sex, hotels, restaurants, domestic work,...

March 29, 2017

Ten Black and Latinx teenage girls went missing in the Washington D.C. area within less than two weeks, and beyond the police department’s Twitter account and a few online news sites, few media outlets are covering the story. While two of the missing teens have since b...

January 27, 2016

Next weekend, football fans from around the country will converge in Santa Clara, California for the largest sporting event in the country — the Super Bowl. According to researchers, another group will be arriving for the big game as well — sex workers, many of whom ha...

July 15, 2015

As Americans, we likely view slavery as a relic of the past, or something that only happens in distant lands.  But the reality is that right here in the United States — even in Pennsylvania — slavery is all too real.  Human trafficking occurs throughout our country, an...

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